System Sound is based in Melbourne and was founded by Managing Director, John Scandrett in 1979.
It designs and engineers the sound for musical theatre, operatic, symphonic and contemporary productions. System Sound provides a premium package of audio, communications and CCTV facilities together with design, supervision, operation and installation.
System Sound has engineered many original productions in Australia and into Asia-Pacific. These productions include The Book of Mormon, Evita, School of Rock, Jersey Boys, American Idiot, Kinky Boots, Matilda the Musical, Cats, A Chorus Line, Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, Billy Elliot, Chicago, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, King Kong, Legally Blonde, Les Miserables, Love Never Dies, Mamma Mia, The Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, The Addams Family, We Will Rock You, War Horse, Strictly Ballroom, Wicked, Kinky Boots, Beautiful, and the world tour of The Phantom of the Opera.
System Sound also specialises in orchestral sound reinforcement and works with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, KBS Orchestra (Seoul), The Singapore Symphony, Orchestra Victoria, and the Australian Pops Orchestra, The Sydney Opera House, The Arts Centre Melbourne, and other well founded cultural institutions.
Large scale event Sound Design and Engineering projects include the Hong Kong and Macau Handovers, Melbourne’s Milennium New Year’s Eve Celebrations many stadium and outdoor concerts throughout Australia, Asia and New Zealand, with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, and Luciano Pavarotti, and Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festival. Last November they engineered their 28th annual Symphony Under The Stars to an audience of 20,000 in Hong Kong.
Current engagements include School of Rock Shanghai touring China, Evita Australian tour, The Book of Mormon tour and Jersey Boys, with Lazarus coming up for The Production Company, a relationship spanning 20 years.